Clifford Chance (CC) has appointed 24 new partners globally, with promotions across the US, Asia Pacific, continental Europe and nine in London.
The new partners’ practices cover a wide range such as M&A and IPOs, commercial litigation, funds and trusts and leveraged, acquisition, asset and project financing and are based across 13 of the firm’s offices including Barcelona, New York and Tokyo. They take effect from 1 May 2016 and will bring the total number of partners in the firm to 577.
The round is a decrease on last year’s promotions, when the firm made up 25 lawyers with six associates making the cut in London.
This year in London, the promotions are across four practice areas: capital markets, corporate, finance and litigation and dispute resolution.
Commenting on the promotions, CC’s managing partner Matthew Layton said they recognise talent, commitment and entrepreneurialism.
‘Each of these new partners has already made their mark: by virtue of the quality of their expertise and service delivery, they are seen as ‘go-to’ advisors by their clients; they are role models for our teams; and they play a critical part in delivering the firm’s strategy.
Earlier this week fellow magic circle firm Linklaters also announced that it was appointing 24 new partners, with ten from its Silk Street headquarters.
London accounted for 42% of the firm’s enlarged promotions round this year, compared to just 35% in 2015. Last year the firm promoted eight City associates to partner, with just seven London lawyers making the cut in 2014.
The full list of partner promotions is as follows:
Yusuke Abe, finance, Tokyo
Luis Alonso, corporate, Madrid
Fabian Böhm, real estate, Frankfurt
Alexandra Davidson, corporate, London
Paul Deakins, capital markets, London
Niek De Pauw, corporate, Brussels
Timothy Democratis, finance, Beijing
Jake Farquharson, capital markets, New York
Miloš Felgr, finance, Prague
Guillermo Guardia, corporate, Barcelona
Andrew Husdan, finance, London
Louise Keary, capital markets, London
Edith Leung, finance, Hong Kong
Michael Lyons, litigation & dispute resolution, London
Katherine Moir, corporate, London
Alexandre Ooms, tax, pensions & employment, Brussels
Patrick O’Reilly, finance, New York
Michael Pearson, finance, London
Marianne Pezant, corporate, Paris
Christopher Sullivan, corporate, London
Ioana Talnaru, corporate, Bucharest
Daniel Winick, finance, New York
Floris van de Bult, tax, pensions & employment, Amsterdam
Christopher Yates, litigation & dispute resolution, London